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Job #: R-00083600
Location: Houston, TX
Category: Human Factors Design Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos has an opening for a Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)/Human Factors Engineer at NASA Johnson Space Center. This position will support the Human Factors and System Management team, which supports the Habitability and Human Factors Branch at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. This team provides research, analysis, evaluation and usability testing of hardware and software crew interfaces for cockpits, habitats, spacesuits, and equipment. This includes computer displays and controls, workstation systems, and other types of crew interfaces.

This position is primarily for support to the Orion Program. Orion activities consist of providing human factors expertise to the design and development of the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) human-to-system interfaces, including requirements development, task analysis, low- and mid-fidelity prototyping, and iterative crew evaluations. The focus for this position is on Human Computer Interfaces, specifically review of display prototypes against display requirements, scenario development towards usability verifications, and display related human-in-the-loop testing. The candidate will also provide non-Orion Human-Computer Interface support to applied development projects as needed.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide human systems expertise and support to the design and development of MPCV Human-Computer Interfaces.•
  • Conduct display Human-in-the-Loop (HITL) testing by developing test plans, coordinating with facilities and mockup personnel, collaborating with subject matter experts, conducting the data collection and analysis, and delivering presentations to management.
  • Providing verification planning and execution for usability, workload, errors rates, etc.
  • Supporting Orion technical reviews such Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR) and Critical Design Review (CDR).
  • Provide human factors technical support to the Orion Project Office, including attending Cockpit Working Group meetings and responding to actions.
  • Provide human factors consulting services, to include design, prototyping, surveys/interviews, heuristic evaluation, tool assessments, and usability testing of human-computer interfaces.
  • Interface with design engineers to establish system design, operating, and training requirements and to ensure optimized human-machine interfaces.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Masters degree in human-computer interaction, human factors, cognitive psychology, or closely related technical discipline and 3 years of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in Human-Computer Interaction, Displays & Controls, or cockpit design, as well as conducting Human-in-the-Loop (HITL) testing
  • Demonstrated skills in evaluation design, human factors consultations, task analysis, prototyping, usability testing, statistical analysis, and report writing.
  • Demonstrated use of prototyping (e.g., Axure), questionnaire generation, screen capture (e.g, Morae), and statistical (e.g., SPSS/STATA, R) tools is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including effective communication between external groups as well as report writing.

Desired Experience:

  • Familiarity with industry standards (e.g., MIL-STD-1472, NASA-STD-3001), and advanced technologies (e.g., eye trackers, physiological measures, mixed reality interfaces) is a plus. The candidate should possess the ability to effectively interact with customers at all levels.

Must be able to obtain a Public Trust security clearance; U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident status is required due to length of investigation for non-U.S. Persons.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $60,450.00 - $93,000.00 - $125,550.00

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 47,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.   For more information, visit

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